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Washington Post Reviews "Provocative and Hard-Hitting" Book by James B. Stewart '73

May 29, 2011

97685May 29, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "In his provocative and hard-hitting new book, James B. Stewart warns of the risks from an epidemic of perjury that has 'infected nearly every aspect of society,' " begins a Washington Post review of Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America -- From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff. Sissela Bok writes, "As in earlier books such as Blood Sport and Den of Thieves, Stewart offers riveting accounts of the unfolding of each drama. He brings to bear his superb skills as an investigative reporter, interviewing the main participants in the four cases, and acquiring previously secret grand jury transcripts and notes by FBI agents and other investigators through Freedom of Information Act requests."

Read more at the newspaper's website.

A 1973 graduate of DePauw University and a member and former chair of the college's Board of Trustees, Stewart won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his coverage of the stock market crash of 1987 in 93103the Wall Street Journal, where he worked as a reporter and served as a Page One editor. He recently joined the New York Times as a columnist.

The author of nine books, Stewart received the George Polk Award in 1987 and Gerald Loeb awards in 1987, 1988 and 2006. The editor of The DePauw while an undergraduate, Stewart earned a juris doctor from Harvard Law School. He serves as the Bloomberg professor of business journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.

The San Francisco Opera has commissioned Heart of a Soldier, a new opera based on Stewart's critically acclaimed nonfiction book of the same name, which will premiere in September.  Details can be found in this recent story.

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